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Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
out of 3 votes out of 3 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.1.5
  • Total Downloads:
    3,659
  • Date Added:
    May 12, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    516.14KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

Alt-Tab is a useful Windows keyboard shortcut that lets users view a list of open windows and tab quickly among them. The Alt-Tab dialog is definitely more function than form, though; it's just a gray box with icons representing each window, and the windows' names appear as you tab through them. VistaSwitcher takes the Alt-Tab function and jazzes it up a bit. Though this program isn't really a big deal in the grand scheme of things, it's a definite improvement if you're a frequent Alt-Tabber.

When VistaSwitcher is running it appears unobtrusively as an icon in the system tray. Simply Alt-Tab as you usually would, and VistaSwitcher takes over with a much nicer interface. The default setting shows a preview of the your desktop, with each window appearing in turn as you tab through them. You can also choose another preview style or turn the preview off entirely. VistaSwticher has a few other options for customization; you can set the location of the preview on the screen, enable mouse-over selection on the task list, and specify how the program behaves when used with more than one monitor. VistaSwitcher has a Web page that describes its features, but not really a Help file per se; this isn't a huge drawback, as the program is pretty self-explanatory. Overall, we think that VistaSwitcher is a very nice improvement over the default Windows interface, and anyone who uses Alt-Tab with any regularity should check it out.

VistaSwitcher installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program.

 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.1.5
Version 1.1.5 fixed an issue with the main right-click menu, added Persian, Arabic, Hungarian, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, and Slovenian language files, and unified installer for 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows.
General
Publisher NTWind Software
Publisher web site http://www.ntwind.com/
Release Date May 12, 2012
Date Added May 12, 2012
Version 1.1.5
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 516.14KB
File Name VistaSwitcher_1.1.5-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,659
Downloads Last Week 2
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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